Not everybody sees the real-world application of math when they first learn it. Take Mike Kiddoo, for example. He’s an engineer at Universal Orlando Resort, designing and building the attractions at the theme parks worldwide.
As a child, Kiddoo didn’t like math or understand its use outside of the classroom. Yet he did love taking things apart and rebuilding them to see how they work. This led him to engineering. Since then, he’s used math on the job every day during his career.
A few months ago, DynaMath editors interviewed Kiddoo along with two other engineers working at Universal Orlando Resort. Each one of them had a story about how math played an important role in their lives as a child, as a student, and as a professional engineer. Each story is a testament to the power of math. Check out our video on our YouTube page.
3 Tips for Using DynaMath Videos
We create many types of videos at DynaMath so you have maximum flexibility for incorporating videos into your instruction. Need some inspiration? Here are three ways you can use our other DynaMath videos with your lessons:
1. For student engagement: Our videos are designed to build excitement, provide a foundation of knowledge, and motivate students to learn more about a topic (especially those who are struggling in reading or math).
2. As math reinforcement: Use our math video lessons to preview math, build vocabulary, or serve as a reference that students can use at home. Just make sure they have the classroom password to log on.
3. To build integration skills: Many students are tested on standards that require the integration of information from “diverse media”(such as videos).
You can find all our videos on DynaMath’s website.
How has math influenced you or your students? Do you have an experience you’d like to share? If so, I’d love for you to email me.